Orica introduce FRAGTrack Gantry
Company expands fragmentation monitoring to real-time oversize detection on all haul trucks
ORICA have released their most innovative fragmentation monitoring solution yet, FRAGTrack Gantry – a market-first haul truck measurement solution that combines real-time oversize detection alerts and accurate particle size distribution (PSD) of fragmentation on all models and sizes of haul trucks.
Combining the success of the existing suite of automated post-blast fragmentation monitoring solutions and the feedback from customers experiencing loss of production due to crusher blockages, Orica have developed FRAGTrack Gantry. This pioneering technology uses advanced machine vision and machine learning technologies to enable autonomous triggering and processing, without interfering with the haulage operation.
FRAGTrack Gantry leverages real-time oversize detection through artificial intelligence (AI). This unique machine learning capability is applied to real-time detection accomplished within seconds and alerts syndicated via fleet-management systems, email, or SMS for the re-routing of trucks. Operators can also predetermine customizable oversize limits, enabling a reduction in crusher blockage/damage frequency due to oversize material.
Orica’s vice-president of digital solutions, Raj Mathiravedu, said: ‘The full adoption of AI technology into our architecture, coupled with our strategic partnership with Microsoft, allows us to expedite the delivery of capabilities that were not previously possible, and FRAGTrack Gantry is another example of how we are leveraging AI to help deliver intelligence and value to our customers.’
The reliable and accurate fragmentation information from FRAGTrack Gantry allows customers to optimize their drilling and blasting operations for downstream processes without impacting the haul circuit operation. The addition of a Gantry option complements the suite of FRAGTrack measurement systems currently available for shovel-, crusher- and conveyor-mounted configurations.